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The purpose of this study was to determine the uses and usefulness of prison literacy and vocational education programs to the 65,000 inmates of federal prisons. Data were collected in two ways: (1) a survey of prison staff and review of selected inmate case files and other data to determine if the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had reliable overall information on inmate participation in these programs; and (2) a survey of federal prisoners and prison staff on incentives for encouraging inmate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Correctional Education, Education Work...
The adaptation and use of Programmed Instruction (PI) in adult basic education (ABE) are focused upon. Objectives of this paper are to cite evidence that PI is being used successfully in correctional institutions, to suggest reasons for this success, and to show that PI works best in the context of a broader learning system where individually prescribed and managed instruction is the goal. A brief questionnaire survey in the use of PI was conducted in 150 major state adult correctional...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Federal...
This document contains the texts of papers presented at a forum designed to make educators and Department of Education officials aware of the special educational needs of prisoners and of the problems involved in providing adequate educational services to clients of the criminal justice systems. Included among those providing input at the conference were representatives of the following agencies and organizations: the U.S. Department of Education, the Court of Appeals, the U.S. Department of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation,...
The Ohio Legislative Office of Education Oversight examined the education programs in adult prisons operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Telephone interviews with staff associated with each prison facility, interviews with inmates, and structured observations of 12 prison classrooms provided first-hand information on education programs. The study found that, although the ODRC is required to operate a school system that serves all prisons and to provide adult...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Educational Needs, High School...
In this chapter, Stefan LoBuglio discusses the politics and practices of educational programs for adults in correctional facilities. To begin, LoBuglio provides an overview of the field of corrections, including various types of facilities and correctional programs, as well as demographic and educational data on the U.S. incarcerated population and an overview of educational programs aimed at this population. Of particular interest to adult educators are data revealing the literacy needs of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Recidivism, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Educational Change,...
Two of America's most serious problems--crime and illiteracy--converge in our prisons. The majority of prisoners have serious educational deficits. Although prison educational programs exist, they are often ineffective because of poor program development, lack of administrative support, or small numbers of prisoners served. One innovation in prison education is the Free Venture program, which may succeed in revitalizing prison industries and in turning prisoner idleness into productivity....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Adults, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions,...
Although there are several fine education and training programs in our nation's correctional institutions, most are substandard. There are two primary reasons for this: the confusion existing in our society over the purposes of imprisonment and the effects of reform on the correctional system. The focus of correction is continually shifting as reform movements exert their influence. Robert Martinson's work, extensively cited and attacked, suggests that "rehabilitation efforts have had very...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adjustment (to Environment), Career Counseling, Correctional Education, Educational...
The purpose of this research study was to discern, analyze, describe, and disseminate information about exemplary programs and the critical variables or strategies within program design that lead to reducing recidivism, increasing post-release employment, and increasing in-program success in vocational education programs located in adult-level state prisons. The document contains in-depth descriptions of 10 exemplary or successful programs currently operating throughout the country, as well as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Adults,...
The United States has a history of vacillating between rehabilitation and punishment for prisoners. The current mood is to devote resources to building more prisons and to strengthen law enforcement and sentencing policies. Within the last 15 years, the U.S. prison population has tripled, with minority groups being overrepresented in prisons. Using instruments such as the five-level scale used in the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey, about one-third of prisoners perform at Level 1 (the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Curriculum, High School Equivalency...
"Education in Prison" is an article from Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Volume 4 . View more articles from Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology . View this article on JSTOR . View this article's JSTOR metadata . You may also retrieve all of this items metadata in JSON at the following URL: